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PTSD Family Psychoeducation
March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The goal of family psychoeducation is to get everyone “on the same page,” in the same room, and working together to support one another in dealing with PTSD. Psychoeducation brings the veteran, the family and mental health professionals together to improve communication, to enhance the understanding of PTSD, to learn ways to manage it effectively as partners or family, and to maximize the well-being of all family members. Veterans who have support from their families tend to do better in treatment and experience a better quality of life.
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Elizabeth Kleeman received an Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work, both at the University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating, Elizabeth has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs for over 7 years, working in the Health Care for Homeless Veterans program and for almost 5 years as a therapist on the Dialectical Behavior Therapy team. With an ever steady commitment to the mental health residential treatment offered to homeless veterans, she has expanded her clinical and administrative work to include research with Dr. Melton on PTSD Family Psychoeducation and recently accepted a role as a behavioral health surveyor for CARF, Inc.
Bengi Biber Melton is a psychodynamically trained psychotherapist. She is also a DBT therapist. Other trainings include prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, seeking safety, motivational interviewing. Bengi is an outpatient psychiatrist, a faculty member and a DBT therapist. Her interest areas include women’s mental health, trauma and PTSD treatments, suicidology and management of suicidal behavior.